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tantamount - equivalent in effect or value; Ex. This invasion is tantamount to a declaration of war; CF. amount
draconian - extremely severe; Ex. draconian punishment; CF. Draco: Athenian politician
jubilation - rejoicing; great joy
bestial - beastlike; brutal; inhuman; very cruel
varnish - paint used to coat a surface with a glossy film; glossy coating produced by using this substance; Ex. nail varnish; V.
asperity - sharpness; roughness; severity (of temper or weather); Ex. asperities of a Russian winter
blighted - suffering from a disease; destroyed
ecologist - person concerned with the interrelationship between living organisms and their environment; person concerned with the detrimental effects of human civilization on the environment; CF. ecology
exult - rejoice
idolatry - worship of idols; excessive admiration or devotion; ADJ. idolatrous